Okay, I have to admit that the boat rides that have been added for the Love is in the Air holiday are pretty flipping sweet. They’re located in Stormwind, Darnassus, and Undercity, and once I get past the idea of taking a romantic ride down a sludge of toxic goo (in the case of Undercity), I think they really add something to the game. True, I don’t think people are going to repeatedly be riding these things all the time, but it does add to the richness of the game world in those cities. It also makes me think about the mini-games we’ve seen in WoW so far (Frogger anyone?) and I’m wondering if maybe those boats are a test or a pre-cursor to something else they’re working on either for Cataclysm or for the Mystery MMO.
I’ve almost completed Love is in the Air on my main, the dwarf priest. I’ve started it on my mage, druid, and horde priest, but we’ll see if I actually finish everything. That’s a lot of grinding to do to get all the Love Charms required… I stopped doing kill-quest dailies long ago so I’m having to re-adjust my strategies. I would love love LOVE to get the pink rocket bot mount on my main. Maybe one day. 🙂
I transferred my night elf druid over to the Horde and moved her over to my horde server this week. I found that I was really struggling to get through a lot of the quests, since this will be my fourth 80 and I’ve done the same content so. many. times. Now I have a fresh perspective and it’s great to be able to see the content from the other side. I’m working my way towards the Wrathgate and I’m excited to see how that will play out.
There is one problem I’m having though: making the transition from Alliance to Horde, as far as actually BEING Horde. I’ve gotten so used to seeing the Horde as the “bad guys”, that now playing on that side I keep feeling a bit… evil. Granted, the Tauren are about as good of a race as you can get. But questing in the Forsaken quest hubs (Venomspite, I’m looking at you) just feels wrong somehow. I’m sure I’ll get over it and eventually I’ll look at both sides equally, but in the meantime it feels like wearing your shoes on the wrong feet.